it’s looking like christmas around here!

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I’ve had most of my decorating done for a while now, but had been putting off posting pictures because I wanted to do some more things and change others.
I’ve since ran out of gas and decided to leave the rest for next year’s decorating.
I did find time for a new wreath for the front door.
I was inspired by this wreath I found from Martha Stewart.

Martha always does it up right!

I kept the entry pretty simple this year – aka I got tired of fiddling with it and just walked away πŸ˜€

I swapped out last years’ red ribbons for burlap this time and like it SO much better.ο»Ώ

The living room’s Christmas decor got a makeover from last year as well.
Red tree ribbon went bye-bye and was replaced with black and white striped grosgrain.
Red ornaments also got left in the box and I stayed with a silver and gold scheme.
And, the red trimmed tree skirt just got covered up with burlap sacks πŸ™‚

If anyone is thinking I’m sending a pregnancy hint with the 4th stocking I’m not, it’s our dog’s πŸ˜€
Who, by the way, made an appearance in almost all of the pictures in this post.  I feel like it could be Where’s Waldo!

That’s pretty much it!
There’s a little decor up in the dining room, but it’s overshadowed by the piles of junk still hanging out on the table πŸ™‚
Merry Christmas!!!

I’ll be linking up to these fab parties!


  1. Our Delightful Home Avatar

    So, elegant I love the decor.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  2. Mariaelena Avatar

    everything looks wonderful!!…..wondering how you hung the wreath…did you tuck the burlap on the other side of the door??…we just painted our front door and so hubby says not to hang a hook this year….thx for sharing your holiday home…xo, Mariaelena

  3. Andrea Avatar

    Ah, I love it all. Great idea to use the ribbon on your tree. Everything looks so simple and beautiful. That's my kind of Christmas decor!

  4. Melissa Avatar

    Simply beautiful. Great job!

  5. Suzy Avatar

    Shelley, I adore that wreath! I have had it pinned, but haven't made it. Even if I had made it, it wouldn't have turned out as lovely as your stunner. I also like the branches with ornaments.

  6. Maury Avatar

    That wreath is STUNNING! I like it better than Marthas! I pinned it to! I also really like the use of your ribbon as garland. It really makes the tree special. Everything is just beautiful!

  7. Kara @ Mine for the Making Avatar

    Your home is gorgeous! I love the wreath too! Visiting from DC


  8. Aimee Avatar

    Your living room is totally magazine-ish! LOVE it!

    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing!

    PS I'm having my first linky party on 12/13. It will be "Christmas Scape" themed, tablescape ~ landscape or anywhere else in you home that you've added a touch of Christmas! I'd LOVE for you to link up! My blog is

  9. Aimee Avatar

    I LOVE following your blog!!! XO!

  10. Barb Avatar

    Your wreath is really pretty – you did Martha proud! I love all your decorations, your home is beautiful (love the colour of your walls) and I am blown away by all the photos you have on your walls! wow! what a beautiful sight!

  11. Stef Avatar

    So pretty! I love the burlap!

  12. Jessa Avatar

    The wreaths are gorgeous!

  13. Lauren Avatar

    So pretty! I used burlap (in more areas than I probably should've) as well! Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren @

  14. Jessica @ O. Alouette Avatar

    Beautiful decor! LOVE the wreath!! What did you use to make it? Are they tiny ornaments?

  15. Shannon at madiganmade Avatar

    I love the simple silver ball details in your wreath! Lovely!

  16. a' la mode Avatar

    LOVE the black and white striped ribbon, the burlap bows (can you come make some for my staircase pretty please???), ALL of it! You did a fab job and I just wanted to say thank you for sharing and for linking up! xoxo shelli

  17. Delightful Order Avatar

    You've been featured!

    Thanks for joining the Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party!

    Hope to see you again this Thurs-Sat.


  18. alicia Avatar

    everything is soo gorgeous! definitely saving a few of these photos πŸ˜‰

  19. Elle Sees Avatar

    you're not busy tomorrow, rt? just pop on over and redo my house!! yours looks amazing.
    If you'd like to win 5 shirts from Stylemint, please enter my giveaway!

  20. Kerry Rossow Avatar

    Holy gorgeous! I love the simple elegance of your place! I like the monogrammed pillows!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  21. Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl Avatar

    Oh my gosh. Shelley, Shelley, Shelley. Another amazing set of house photos. You, my dear, are a genius…I adore your style…your decorations are amazing. Thank you so so much for sharing them at my Christmas tree linky!

  22. Judy Avatar

    Everything looks absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing at my Fall into Fall party.

  23. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads Avatar

    Your color scheme totally fits the colors in your house. It all looks very elegant and chic!

  24. Avatar

    Love the Burlap bows

  25. ReMadeSimple Kristina Avatar

    Very stylish! Thanks for the tour-I especially loved the sticks in the vase with shiny ornaments hanging from ribbons.

  26. Kindra-At Home With K Avatar

    What a beautiful home you have! I love all the touches of Christmas here and there. Not too much but just enough. πŸ™‚

    I'm your newest follower! Stop on by sometime.
    I also have a linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It's for projects made for $10 or less. I would love to have you link up sometime!

  27. A Lived in Home Avatar

    Loving it all! The striped ribbon on your tree is a great addition! Awesome wreath inspired by Martha too!

  28. Heather @CommonplaceBeauty Avatar

    Just lovely! Love the striped ribbon on the tree!

  29. Kristel Avatar

    Your home is lovely, and I love how you decorated for the holidays. I'm your newest follower πŸ™‚

  30. Suzy Avatar

    Shelley, I'm featuring your decor at my party tonight. I love it!

  31. Jaime Avatar

    Absolutely beautiful! Visiting from the CraftOManiac linky party!

  32. Jen-CraftOManiac Avatar

    Your tree was featured on COM today. I just adore your style and decor. ADORE!!!
    WINKS, jen

  33. natasha {schue love} Avatar

    Oh I love all your Christmas decor! The ribbon on the tree is fabulous! And I love the mantel…you did an awesome job! πŸ˜‰

  34. Patricia Torres Avatar

    oh my gosh.. sooooooooooo lovely!! Loved all the little ideas.. and the lights.. Your tree looks gorgeous!!

  35. Deidre~ Avatar

    You REALLY know how to pull it all together! You GOT STYLE GIRL! LOVE EVERYTHING:) Thank you from your newest follower,Deidre~ stop by sometime and chat wont you,

  36. Acadia Avatar

    Hello! I just stumbled across your blog, and I'm in love. I saw in the images of your little girl's room that you had noted the paint color so I'm guessing that you've listed your living room wall color somewhere, but I can't find it. πŸ™ Could you share that with us?

    Your newest, biggest fan! πŸ™‚

  37. annewalker Avatar

    Wow, Am I looking at the pages of Home Decor Magazine? Whaaaa, they are sooo beautiful and fabulous. I am so in love with you decors and home ambiance, really ready for the holiday. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Merry Christmas,
    Anne Walker @
    Christmas tree decorating ideas

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